grade school lunch room had posters of food pyramids
showing that you needed to eat lots and lots of grains.
It was the bottom-most, biggest layer, implying that
it was the foundation and sine qua non of a healthy
diet. Dunno how true that is, considering how nutrition
requirements apparently change from generation to generation,
but the paradigm does seem to have stuck with me. You
don't see all of it here; I bake bread every weekend
or two, and make sandwiches, toast, garlic bread, and
so on when I'm off-camera.
Anyway, here we have a box full of rice and wheat.
In the rice corner we have Philadelphia
rolls, which are sushi stuffed with cream cheese,
cucumber, and smoked salmon, and which are often rolled
inside-out because some Americans prefer to bite into
rice than seaweed. There's also some avocado
maki, and finally a red bean mochi. The wheat department
is represented by the lo mein noodles in a yakiudon-like
seafood & veggie stir-fry, and an an
Sure, there's some veggies and protein and dairy
hiding in this lunch, if you look real hard. But today's
nutrition pyramid is definitely short and squat.